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16 Survival Uses For Aluminum Foil

Most preppers have no idea how many survival uses for aluminum foil there are. And this can really get them into trouble. Especially when you consider how extremely versatile, durable and downright this material is.

Sure, one sheet by itself might not seem like much. But when you use it in the right way – or when you layer sheets on top of one another – it opens up a world of possibilities.

Aluminum foil is no longer just for wrapping up food and sealing up food containers. In fact, there are at least…

16 Survival Uses For Aluminum Foil

1 – Signal For Help

Aluminum foil is very shiny, which makes it perfect for using as a signal mirror. Hold this reflective surface in the direction of the sun. The sun’s rays will bounce off it, and alert others by air, land or sea that you need rescuing.

2 – Keeps Your Hands Safe

Emergency candles are great, and often necessary when you need to see in the dark and don’t have batteries. However, the scalding hot candle wax can burn your hands. Not fun.

Instead, use foil to protect your hands. You can do this by layering a few pieces on top of each other, and then crumpling the edges and forming a small bowl.

Cut a hole in the middle of the bowl, and push the candle through. Now you can light the candle, and hold it below the foil bowl. The bowl will do its job by protecting your hand and catching any wax that runs off.

3 – Make Your Own Char Cloth

Most people aren’t familiar with char cloth. However, it’s seriously handy in a crisis.

Char cloth is basically a flammable material. Just one spark and it ignites, immediately allowing you to cook, warm yourself and see in the dark. Check out this cool video to learn how to make this with aluminum foil.

4 – Hold Your Tools

Got a ton of compact tools? Keep them in one place by wrapping them in a large sheet of aluminum foil. This will keep them together, and will keep them protected from the rain.

5 – Catch Some Dinner

One of the amazing things about foil is it’s so shiny and reflective – which makes it perfect for getting the attention of fish!

Add a small piece of foil to your hook or weight. The fish will see it flashing and get curious. And in no time at all you’ll have dinner.

6 – Clean The Cooking Supplies

Whether you’re at home or bugging out, the fact is basically nobody likes scrubbing dirty dishes. Especially when food, grease and gunk is caked on.

Make the job much easier by scrubbing with a ball of aluminum foil. The abrasive surface will help knock that stubborn gunk right off.

NOTE: Do NOT use this method on Teflon pans – this will remove their non-stick coating.

7 – Be Like Hansel and Gretel

Remember the childhood story where Hansel and Gretel left a trail of breadcrumbs to follow behind them when they were traveling? Well, you can do something similar with the use of aluminum foil.

Tear the foil into long strips and wrap them around surrounding tree branches/trunks. This trail of foil signals will help rescuers follow your path and find you.

8 – DIY Dishes

You’ve got your survival food hot and ready to eat… but what will you eat it on?

The good news is you can use aluminum foil to make your own plates and bowls! Simply lay a few pieces on top of each other until it’s thick enough to hold food/liquids. Then fold and crumple the edges until they, too, are durable enough to stay up solidly.

Then add your food on top and you have your own makeshift dishware to eat off of.

9 – Sharpen Your Survival Knife

Dull knives are very dangerous to use – and they’re a pain in the butt. Thankfully, you can solve this issue with the help of aluminum foil.

Layer a few pieces until you have a nice, thick, dense stack. Then rub it against each side of the knife – two minutes per side. This will sharpen the blade and make the knife much easier to use!

10 – Keep Yourself Dry At Night

When it’s time to go to sleep, you might find out that your sleeping bag is wet thanks to the dew/raindrops on the grass.

You can avoid this happening by laying down a large piece of aluminum foil on the ground, and then laying your sleeping bag on top of it. This foil will act as a barrier between the bag and the grass, helping it stay dry through the night.

11 – Stay Warm For Longer

Did you know aluminum foil can help you extend the life of your fire starter? Simply soak a cotton ball in petroleum jelly (aka the oldest firestarting trick in the book). Then lay the cotton ball on a piece of foil and light it. You’ll be surprised to see this simple trick helps you burn that fire for longer periods of time!

12 – Provide More Light

Here’s a cool trick. If you’re using an emergency candle to light your way, you can make that existing light shine even brighter.

To do this, simply rip off a large piece of aluminum foil, and fold it so that it’s standing up. Then place the candle in front of the foil. The light from the fire will bounce off the foil and amplify it. This ensures you’ll have more light than if you had just used the candle by itself.

13 – Funnel The Mixture

There may be times where you need to move liquids from one container to another. Or maybe you’re making your own water filter, and need to transfer sand and other materials into a bottle.

No matter what you’re doing, a funnel can likely help you out. Simply fold a thick piece of aluminum foil into any size/shape funnel you like. You’ll find this makes doing the job much easier!

14 – Add Some Insulation

Whether you’re bugging in or bugging out, chances are you can use aluminum foil to help insulate your shelter. For houses, you can lay sheets of foil on the inside of your windows to insulate them from the cold. For tents, you can line the inside with foil to make it warmer.

15 – Take Off The Rust

Rust can be a real killer of your survival tools, cars, and more. Thankfully, you can remove it with the help of aluminum foil.

Take a piece of foil and form it into a ball. Then rub it all over the rusted spot, applying pressure as needed. This corrosive material will remove that rust and help keep the item looking good as new.

16 – Make Your Own Solar Cooker

Want a nifty way to cook survival food using nothing but cardboard, aluminum foil and then suns’ rays? Check out the video below to learn how to build one of the simplest solar cookers ever.

These are just a few of the many survival uses for aluminum foil. Know about more that we missed? Share them with your fellow preppers in the comments section. Remember, when we Prepare Now, we’ll likely Survive Later!


Majority of Job Growth Since 2019 Has Gone to Migrant Invaders


The majority of job growth in the United States since 2019 has gone to newly arrived migrants, while working-class American men continue to fall out of the labor force, an alarming analysis reveals.

Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies published this analysis, showcasing the devastating impact of President Joe Biden’s agenda to expand the labor market through mass immigration. Instead of focusing on getting Americans back to work, Biden’s policies have overwhelmingly favored migrants, both legal and illegal, at the expense of American workers.

Since 2019, before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy, about 75 percent of all U.S. job growth has been attributed to newly arrived migrants. In stark contrast, fewer than one million Americans have joined the workforce during the same period. This betrayal of American workers is nothing short of scandalous.

“The government’s household survey shows that there were only 971,000 more U.S.-born Americans employed in May 2024 compared to May 2019 prior to the pandemic, while the number of employed immigrants has increased by 3.2 million,” Camarota writes. This stark disparity highlights the Biden Administration’s prioritization of foreign workers over American citizens.

Meanwhile, labor participation among working-class American men continues to decline dramatically. For American men in the prime age range of 25 to 54 years old with only a high school diploma, labor participation has plummeted from 95.7 percent in 1960 to a shocking 81.6 percent in 2024. Similarly, for those without a bachelor’s degree, labor participation fell from 95.8 percent in 1960 to a dismal 84.8 percent in 2024. Across all education levels, labor participation for prime-age American men has dropped nearly eight percentage points over 64 years, a clear sign of systemic neglect and failure.

Camarota emphasizes, “The labor force participation rate — the share working or looking for work — has declined dramatically among U.S.-born men since the 1960s, particularly for those without a bachelor’s degree. While labor force participation among these groups has roughly returned to pre-pandemic levels, the rate in 2024 remains at or near historical lows relative to other peaks in the business cycle. This is true even for U.S.-born men who are in the ‘prime’ 25-54 age range for working.” The administration’s disregard for these alarming statistics is both irresponsible and outrageous.

For years, the decline in labor participation among American men has been well-documented, yet the Biden Administration continues to prioritize the influx of newly arrived migrants, who are quickly awarded work permits after being released into the U.S. interior. Since 2023 alone, nearly 300,000 native-born Americans have fallen out of the workforce, while about 637,000 migrants have been added. This blatant disregard for American workers is unacceptable.

Biden’s policies have driven the foreign-born population to unprecedented heights. Today, the foreign-born population stands at a staggering 51.6 million — the largest ever recorded in American history. This means roughly three in 19 people living in the U.S. were born in a foreign country, a statistic that underscores the significant and troubling shift in the American labor market under the current administration. This is a clear indicator of the Biden Administration’s betrayal of American workers and its commitment to prioritizing foreign interests over those of its own citizens.



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GUILTY: Hunter Biden Convicted on All Counts


In a significant blow to the Biden Administration, a federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three federal felony gun charges he faced. This conviction underscores the corruption and lawlessness that many believe epitomize the Biden family.

Hunter Biden’s conviction is historic, marking the first time an immediate family member of a sitting president has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office. The jury, deliberating for less than three hours, returned guilty verdicts on all charges related to a revolver Hunter Biden purchased in October 2018 at a Delaware gun shop.

The charges against Hunter Biden include two counts of lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and one count of possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs. Sentencing is typically set for 120 days following a verdict, and Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $750,000. However, as a first-time offender, it is likely that his sentence will be far less severe, sparking concerns of preferential treatment.

Following the verdict, Hunter Biden expressed gratitude for his family’s support rather than addressing the gravity of his conviction. His attorney, Abbe Lowell, announced that they would continue to “vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter,” displaying a defiant attitude despite the jury’s decision.

President Joe Biden, in a statement, reiterated his role as a supportive father rather than addressing the implications of his son’s criminal actions. “As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” he said, choosing to focus on familial bonds over accountability.

Special Counsel David Weiss emphasized that the case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made while using drugs, underscoring that no one is above the law. His comments highlighted the severity of Hunter Biden’s actions, contrary to the sympathetic narrative often promoted by the Biden Administration.

Inside the jury room, deliberations revealed an initial split among jurors. However, after thorough discussions of each crime’s elements, they reached a unanimous verdict. Some jurors felt they had no choice but to find Hunter Biden guilty, with one describing the case as a waste of taxpayer dollars—a sentiment that resonates with many critics of the administration.

Despite the serious nature of the crimes, some jurors expressed sympathy for Hunter Biden, focusing on the evidence rather than his lifestyle. This perspective further fuels the narrative of leniency and misplaced compassion often seen in cases involving politically connected individuals.

In a public display of support, President Joe Biden was seen hugging his son Hunter upon arriving at the Delaware Air National Guard Base, mere hours after the guilty verdict was announced. This embrace, captured on video, underscores the President’s unwavering support for his embattled son, even as public trust in his administration continues to erode.

Senate Republicans were quick to react, asserting that the guilty verdict shows the justice system worked, despite persistent claims of selective prosecution. Senators John Thune, Rick Scott, and Josh Hawley emphasized that the case against Hunter Biden followed existing law, in stark contrast to what they see as politically motivated charges against former President Donald Trump. This highlights the perceived double standards within the justice system under the Biden Administration.

A juror later revealed that the jury focused on evidence, not Hunter Biden’s lifestyle, during deliberations. This approach, while legally sound, does little to quell public outrage over the apparent disparity in how justice is administered to those with political connections.

In conclusion, Hunter Biden’s conviction is a stark reminder of the corruption and legal breaches rampant within the Biden family. The President’s continued support for his son, coupled with the leniency of the justice system, only serves to deepen public disillusionment with the current administration.


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Israeli Forces Rescue Hostages from Hamas Terrorists in Dramatic Operation


On Monday, Israeli forces released dramatic video footage showing the daring rescue of four hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza over the weekend. This footage, captured from helmet cameras of Yamam and Shin Bet’s operational units, as well as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, showcases the meticulous and courageous efforts in Nuseirat, a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

In a simultaneous operation at two locations, Yamam and Shin Bet operatives engaged in combat with Hamas terrorists to rescue the hostages. Noa Argamani, 26, was rescued at one site, while Shlomi Ziv, 41, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Almog Meir Jan, 22, were freed from another location.

Footage obtained by Fox News Digital shows Yamam officers and Shin Bet operatives storming the location where Ziv, Kozlov, and Jan were held. They are later seen boarding a helicopter, being flown back to Israel to safety.

All four hostages were abducted from a desert rave near the border during Hamas’s brutal and unprovoked assault on Israel on October 7. This rescue operation was part of a broader Israeli air and ground offensive in central Gaza, which health officials claim resulted in the deaths of 274 Palestinians. This comes at a critical juncture in the eight-month conflict as Israel and Hamas weigh a U.S. proposal for a cease-fire and the release of the remaining captives.

Hamas and other militants killed approximately 1,200 people in the October 7 attack and captured around 250 others, including men, women, children, and older adults. Since then, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza claims nearly 37,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ground offensive. It is important to note that Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its reports.

Israel has contested these figures, emphasizing that its soldiers are specifically targeting Hamas terrorists who deliberately operate within dense urban areas, using civilians as human shields.

More than 100 captives, mostly women and children, were freed in exchange for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israeli authorities estimate that Hamas is still holding around 120 hostages, with 43 pronounced dead. The remaining survivors include about 15 women, two children under the age of 5, and two men in their 80s.

This heroic rescue operation underscores the ongoing struggle against Hamas’s brutal tactics and the lengths to which Israeli forces will go to protect and rescue their citizens.

Vice President Kamala Harris mourned the death of the Hamas members killed in the raid.


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